10 February 2010

Where are you, spring?

I'll post some pictures later, but we are in the midst of a blizzard. I made it to work OK yesterday (obviously, or I wouldn't be posting), but last night was a dicey ride home. It was not bad where I work, but at 5 I called HTB and asked him what was happening and he said it was dumping at home. Since I can't stay with Mom because I can't park at her place with all the snow, I had to head home. I'd thought of stopping for milk, but it got so bad, so fast that that got abandoned. HTB mumbles occasionally about buying me a Tahoe. Usually, I just give him a horrified look, mumble something about I LOVE my car, and the world is not ready for me in a big truck, and that we'll revisit this when I have more than 3 children. Last night was not one of those nights. I honest to God wanted to pull over and tell HTB to come get me, but I know better and, had I stopped the car, it would have been hard to get it to start going forward again. And I am not a whiny girl, so I kept going. There were a few places where I was terrified, but I do have to say, there was a guy with a plow behind me, and just his presence was comforting. I am sure he wanted me to speed up and go, but he didn't push me or scare me, so I just paid attention to the car, did what it needed me to do, and kept going. I had it in 3rd gear for a lot of the last part of the ride in, which HTB says is not good, but I kept my speed down, and I'd rather pay to fix the transmission than total the car by falling off a hill.

The issue of Cross Stitch Collection with my letter in it was in Barnes and Noble yesterday. I'm thrilled with it. I'm the "Stitching We Love" letter. I'm proud of that. HTB was pretty pleased that I mentioned him--he told me I'm famous, LOL. My co-workers even thought it was pretty cool, but they got a nod as well. It's a good issue of Collection--Joan Elliott fantasy picture, a tiger by DMC, and a wintry scene that I'll probably find prettier once I'm not living in the middle of an early scene from "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." My co-worker loved the Egyptian-themed project in the magazine as well.

Right now, I'm trying to finish the second Ornament of the Month club ornament. It's wierdly slow-going for me, but I'm probably about halfway through it. I tried to work on it last night, but I had a headache, so it wasn't a good idea for me to try and mess with it. So, maybe tonight, depending on what gets done.

Stay safe and warm. Spring is just a little over 5 weeks from now


Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Be safe out there - I'm a low gear kind of a driver when I need to as well. Glad you made it home safe and sound.

Congrats on your letter being published. I'll have to check it out.

Pumpkin said...

Gee, when is the snow going to stop for you guys :oS Hopefully soon!

I'll have to see if I can track down that issue. Congrats :o)

Julie M said...

I'm glad you made it home safely Rachel! Sounds like you had a very scary drive! I don't want to burst your bubble but I have a feeling spring will be late in coming this year. Hope I'm wrong!

Nic said...

Oh, I'll have to check out the mag!

Siobhan said...

Hang in there with all that snow! I would be scared driving in it, too. Congrats on your stardom! ;)

Annie said...

I can hardly believe you were out in that yesterday. Thank goodness you made it home safely.

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls